Rapper, actor and activist Common will be making a stop in Bakersfield on his Hope & Redemption Tour, which is making its way through the Central Valley next week.
The tour, supported by the Anti-Recidivism Coalition and The California Endowment’s Building Healthy Communities, will be in the area Oct. 10 through 13, with stops planned for Bakersfield, Fresno, Merced, Stockton and other communities.
Throughout the tour, Common will visit and perform in three different prisons, speak at Fresno City College and hold a #SchoolsNotPrisons event in Merced. On the final day, he will visit a California Division of Juvenile Justice youth facility and meet with Stockton mayor, Michael Tubbs, and other community leaders.
“I’m very grateful to go on this journey again to instill hope in our brothers and sisters who are incarcerated and engage youth leaders in California as we go on Imagine Justice’s Hope & Redemption Tour: Central Valley,” Common is quoted as saying in a press release.